Opportunity number
DE-FOA-0001924
Agency
Department of Energy (DOE)
Program
Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts
Link
Website
Due date
Concept Papers: August 15, 2018, Applications: September 26, 2018
Location
National
Sector
Energy
Project funding
$500,000- $1M
Program funding
$6M
Funding size
Up to $5M

Advanced Wind R&D to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impacts

RFP Summary provided by the agency

The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) invests in early-stage applied energy science research, development, and validation activities for United States land-based, offshore and distributed wind power generation, manufacturing, and market barriers to lower wind energy costs, increase capacity, accelerate reliable and safe energy production, and address environmental and human use considerations. Applicants to this FOA should design methodologies capable of discerning changes in power production and environmental impacts for key species of concern. Applicants are also encouraged to propose methodological approaches that examine consistency or differences in power production and species-specific performance between sites, climates, and years. Applicants are encouraged to propose research tasks that compare power loss and environmental impacts between their experimental smart curtailment treatment, a wind-speed based curtailment regime (e.g., raising cut-in speeds to 5.0 m/s during periods of high bat activity), and a control treatment. Applications should include a rigorous justification of proposed methodological approach, including prior data or trials that suggest that the approach will lead to the outcomes outlined above. During ward negotiation DOE will review the methodology, and will ask awardees to develop a final agreed-upon methodology before beginning research. DOE may also subject research plans to independent peer review prior to award or inception of research activities.

What is the mission and focus of the program: research, social, economic or others?

The Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) invests in early-stage applied energy science research, development, and validation activities for United States land-based, offshore and distributed wind power generation, manufacturing, and market barriers to lower wind energy costs, increase capacity, accelerate reliable and safe energy production, and address environmental and human use considerations.

How do you submit to this opportunity?

The application process will include two phases: a Concept Paper phase and a Full Application phase. Only applicants who have submitted an eligible Concept Paper will be eligible to submit a Full Application. All submissions must conform to the following form and content requirements, including maximum page lengths and must be submitted via EERE Exchange at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/,

Who are the target applicants: cities, universities, companies, small business, nonprofits, or others?

i. Individuals- U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents are eligible to apply for funding as a Prime Recipient or Subrecipient.
ii. Domestic Entities –
For-profit entities, educational institutions, and nonprofits that are incorporated (or otherwise formed) under the laws of a particular State or territory of the United States are eligible to apply for funding as a Prime Recipient or Subrecipient. Nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995, are not eligible to apply for funding.
State, local, and tribal government entities are eligible to apply for funding as a Prime Recipient or Subrecipient.
DOE/NNSA Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) are eligible to apply for funding as a Prime Recipient or Subrecipient.
Non-DOE/NNSA FFRDCs are eligible to apply for funding as a Subrecipient, but are not eligible to apply as a Prime Recipient.
Federal agencies and instrumentalities (other than DOE) are eligible to apply for funding as a Subrecipient, but are not eligible to apply as a Prime Recipient. Foreign entities, whether for-profit or otherwise, are eligible to apply

 

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